Mini-beast Art Exhibition 🎨

‘Every child is an artist’ 🎨

This afternoon, we opened our Mini-beast Art Exhibition to our families.

We’ve been inspired by artists, storybooks and real-life minibeasts! 🐞

We’ve explored different types of media and different techniques and we collated all of our ideas to create a beautiful display for our families. 🧡

Forest School visit

Today Caterpillars ventured to Inside Out forest school. For some of the children it was there first visit. They really showed how skilled and adventurous they are becoming. They really do have a passion for outdoor learning.

In the moment

We seek to follow the children’s interests at Bowbrook.  We were so excited to watch the tractors spreading the sand & preparing the field ready for sports day today!
Our children had so many questions about how they transported the sand, why they were spreading it & what would happen next.
We couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to transfer this learning back into the classroom and explore it for ourselves! 🚜

 

Mini beast hunt

This week the children have been on a mini beast hunt in the surrounding environment. Mini beasts is our topic for this half term and the children are extremely enthusiastic about it!

Mini-beast Fascination

From tiny caterpillars come beautiful butterflies… 🦋
Our children are still showing such a fascination around mini-beasts. 🐛
Their curiosity & wonder is brilliant to observe and we love watching them take charge of their own learning & exploring. ✨
These two little Caterpillars collected natural items to create these beautiful butterfly wings. They retold the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar & loved playing the part of the butterflies at the end. 🦋
What next?
Let’s find out about another mini-beast with wings…
Show me how a butterfly moves…
Let’s explore the job of a butterfly…

The Tale of Peter Rabbit at Shrewsbury Museum

As part of Caterpillars learning about spring, we are off to Shrewsbury Museum for The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

The visit will take place on Tuesday the 14th of May, departing school at 9.30am and returning around Midday. This trip is only open to children attending nursery on Tuesday mornings.

The cost for this trip is £5.50, which includes the cost of entry, transport and insurance. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

All children will need to bring a waterproof coat and have a water bottle with them. The children will then have lunch, as normal, when they arrive back in school.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Forest School at Inside Out

Today we had our first visit back to Inside Out.  We enjoyed exploring, being energetic and engaging in everything around us!  Some of the children did things for the first time, showing that they can feel the fear and do it anyway.

B U G F E S T

Our children definitely ‘felt the fear & did it anyway’ this morning at our exciting Bugfest workshop!
We loved finding out about the different mini-beasts and insects and the similarities and differences between them.
Thank you to the Bugfest leaders for our fabulous workshop!

Singing assembly

Monday is our day for singing assembly! ✨
Last half term we learnt lots of nursery rhymes and the Makaton signs that accompany them.
Today we started to learn Robbie Williams’ song ‘I love my life’. We listened to the lyrics and discussed why we love our lives before learning signs for the adjectives in the song.
‘I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free.
I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me.’
Ask your child to look at the picture to remind themselves of the actions and see if they can sing the chorus to you!

Frozen Sing-Along

Thank you everybody for coming along to our Frozen Sing-Along event.  There is no better way to unwind on a Friday than coming together with friends for a few hours in the evening!  We hope you all enjoyed it!

 

Snack Shack

We are all aware how much young children enjoy a snack! However, we want to teach our children to eat when they are hungry and to recognise that feeling in their body.
Our rolling ‘Snack Shack’, which is available all morning, promotes independence and communication & encourages us to use our fine motor skills to cut or peel our snack. 🍌 🍎

Easter Activities

What an EGGcellent last day of term!
We started our day reading the story Egg Drop about an egg that wants to fly. Questions sparked of how we could make an egg fly and drawing on prior learning from science week about gravity, the children decided they were going to design, create & test their own egg flying contraptions! Parachutes, balloons and paper aeroplanes were constructed but unfortunately – we didn’t manage to make the egg fly but we did have great fun & showed super teamwork throughout the process.
Fast forward to this afternoon and we explored all things chocolate! Mrs Woosnam showed us how to make our own painted chocolates and Miss Nealon led some chocolate mindfulness tasting with us. How lucky are we to have such amazing adults in our school?  A super day to end a super term.
Happy Easter everyone! 🐰🐥

Science week

The children have loved predicting, investigating and experimenting this week. There has been lots of new scientific vocabulary being shared and some brilliant questions from our curious little thinkers!  We had Supersonic Sue come and visit us and went to Priory Secondary school to take a look at their laboratories and carry out various experiments.

Here’s a look at what we got up to…
Have a great weekend! 🧪

Our visit to Park Hall Farm

Caterpillar Class had a lovely muddy visit to the farm. We met lambs, piglets, bunnies and ponies. We looked at the seasonal changes with the weather and new life.

Caterpillars are off to Park Hall Farm

To complement this term’s learning, about changes in seasons, Nursery are going to Park Hall Farm.

The visit will take place on Wednesday 13th March, departing school at 9.30am and returning around 3.00pm. If we encounter any significant delay on our return journey, we will do our best to keep you informed.

The cost for this trip is £26.30, which includes the cost of entry, transport and insurance. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

Please note, this trip is open to all of our nursery children, regardless of days they attend nursery. If your child does not normally attend on a Wednesday we will not be charging extra fees for your child to join us on the trip.

Nursery children will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. Please also ensure that they wear school uniform and have a coat with them. We will not be visiting the souvenir shop so no additional spending money is required.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Mini Bowbrook

Our very own mini Bowbrook where the children are in charge! Through imaginative play children learn critical thinking skills, build expressive and receptive language, increase social skills and learn how to manage their emotions.

Museum Workshop

An immersive morning for our Dragonflies and Caterpillars as we dived inside the story of Peepo and explored the past with Gladys.  We learnt about the different chores she had to do and decided our lives were much easier now!  By the end of Reception year, we want our children to be confident in discussing similarities and differences between their own lives and things of the past.  Thank you to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for this workshop.

 

Caterpillars Cookery

We feel incredibly lucky to have such mazing facilities at Bowbrook!

Our Cookery room is always a hive of activity and toady it was Caterpillars turn!  We made pasta salad and we chopped and sliced the vegetables before adding the pasta and mixing it all together.  We enjoyed it thsi afternoon for our snack.

Visit from the police

We had an amazing visit from two police officers this week. The children heard all about the role of our police and then had the opportunity to explore lots of the equipment, have a look inside the police car and then even try fingerprinting and collecting evidence. Our Heroes in the community theme has been inspirational for our Dragonflies and Caterpillars.

Weekly Yoga

Every Tuesday we welcome Jess from Relax Kids to share her yoga practices with us. The process involves movement exercises, social games, stretching, peer or self massage, breathing exercises, affirmations and relaxations including visualisations, mindful and autogenic exercises, all elements of which are evidence-based and play an important part in self-regulation.

Coastguard Tamsyn

Part of our Dreams come true week has given us visits from lots of inspirational people and parents. Today we have been so lucky to welcome Captain Tamsyn Hogan, Hunter’s mummy, in to talk to us about her job as a helicopter pilot and coastguard and how she helps people.  We then designed paper helicopters and carried out some investigations.

Heroes in the community

We’ve had a super week with visits from Search & Rescue, the school nurses and a firefighter! We learnt how to keep ourselves safe and what to do if we find ourselves in danger.  What a brilliant start to our Heroes in the Community week!

 

Coleham Christmas Parade

We had a wonderful time visiting our friends at Coleham Primary School for their Christmas Parade.  We loved seeing all the characters and animals from the Christmas nativity story.

 

Dear Santa

An exciting trip for our Nursery children, Caterpillars Class who visited the theatre to watch Dear Santa! It was the perfect theatre experience for our little ones!